Murdered: October 14, 2023
Residence: Kaseh Karan, Pirananshahr, West Azerbaijan
Perpetrators: father, husband, father-in-law
A 21-year-old woman named Taruskeh Abdollahzadeh was brutally murdered in an honor killing by her family in Piranshahr. Taruskeh, a victim of child marriage and forced marriage, was simultaneously attacked and killed by her father, husband, and father-in-law on October 14, 2023.
She was also the mother of two young children and had been forced into marriage with her cousin at an age below 18 due to family pressure. Taruskeh attempted to escape but was caught and taken to her uncle's house, where she was severely beaten, her hands, legs, head, face, and neck were broken, and she was ultimately hanged with a noose.
The father, along with his brother and cousin, admitted to killing her and accepted responsibility for the crime.
A 21-yr-old woman was killed in a so-called #HonorKilling by her family in Pirananshahr. Taruskeh Abdollahzadeh, who was also a victim of child marriage and forced marriage, was brutally murdered by her husband& father.#StopFemicide pic.twitter.com/78UyjcxhnT
— StopFemicideIran (@FemicideIran) October 15, 2023